Are Temporary Tattoos Safe?

Allergy Considerations: We do not recommend using tattoos if you are allergic to adhesive

We frequently get asked if our temporary tattoos are safe, especially with FDA warnings about black henna tattoos. Our tattoos are not henna, Armed With Truth temporary tattoos are press-on decal/water transfer tattoos.

The tattoo is an image printed on water-permeable paper. The paper is placed ink-side down and when moisture is applied the image transfers to the skin. The FDA requires that decal-type tattoos use only pigments that have been approved for use in cosmetics; this means they are non-toxic and non-allergenic. They are easily removed with rubbing alcohol or baby oil.

If decal temporary tattoos are legally sold in the United States, then their color additives have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as cosmetics. This means the FDA has determined they are safe for “direct dermal contact.”

Everyone one of our tattoos is made in the United States and complies with all safety requirements and regularly undergoes testing. 

Here is the list of ingredients:  VINYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLUE 1 (CI 42090), RED 7 (CI 15850)